Need fabric for an upholstery project? You’ve come to the right place! We have a wide selection of fabric for upholstering dining chairs, armchairs, couches, headboards, and much more. Upholstery fabric is a great choice because it’s durable and heavyweight but you can also use medium weight drapery fabric for many upholstery applications as well.
Take a look at our upholstery yardage chart to get a sense of how much fabric you will need and don’t forget to stock up on upholstery supplies to complete your project! See Drapery Fabric vs. Upholstery Fabric for more information about choosing an upholstery fabric.
Designer Upholstery Fabric
Our selection of designer upholstery fabric consists of many different designs, textures, and solid colors to fit any style. Unlike drapery fabric where the design is often printed onto the fabric, it’s common for the pattern to be woven into upholstery fabric with different color threads. This makes it more durable because the design won’t wear off of the fabric with heavy use. We carry many designer brands that produce quality upholstery fabric in beautiful designs.
Waverly Upholstery Fabric
Waverly upholstery fabric is affordable and comes in both classic and modern designs including florals and geometric patterns. If you’re looking for outdoor upholstery fabric, Waverly Sun N Shade fabrics are a popular choice.
Covington Upholstery Fabric
Covington is a highly respected décor fabric manufacturer with a diverse line that has something to offer to just about everyone. Choose from woven ticking, sumptuous damasks, classic florals, durable Covington outdoor fabrics, and more.
Sunbrella Upholstery Fabric
Sunbrella is the quintessential outdoor upholstery fabric that is also popular for indoor upholstery and slipcovers. It has a water and stain resistant finish and is very durable, making it perfect for both patios and family rooms. It comes in many solid colors and stripe designs.
ABBEYSHEA Upholstery Fabric
ABBEYSHEA is a global distributor of high-performance upholstery, drapery, and bedding fabrics as well as outdoor and multipurpose fabrics. They design and source high-quality products from around the world to bring customers leading edge trends in color and style.
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Upholstery Fabric Types
Our upholstery fabric selection includes a variety of different types of fabrics ranging from elegant velvets and suedes to casual denims and linens. You’ll find the functional fabrics you need to construct and finish your upholstery project like sagless burlap, ticking, and dust cover fabric.
Velvet Upholstery Fabric
Upholstery velvet is a strong fabric that provides a luxurious look. Our selection includes cotton upholstery velvet and polyester micro velvet by trusted brands like JB Martin. These sumptuous fabrics are perfect for making velvet headboards, velvet sofas, and velvet upholstered benches.
Denim Upholstery Fabric
Denim fabric is a popular choice for casual upholstery and slipcovers. It’s a medium to heavy weight cotton fabric with a diagonal twill weave that is tear resistant. Bull denim fabric is dyed after being woven, producing uniformly colored fabrics. Classic washed denim is the heaviest option and is woven with two colors of thread for that classic denim look.
Vinyl & Faux Leather Upholstery
Vinyl upholstery fabric is extremely durable and easy to clean. It’s great for upholstering stool and dining chair seats, headboards, and armchairs. Outdoor and marine vinyl can be used for patio furniture, boats, and car upholstery. Our selection includes vinyl by Nassimi and Spradling, as well as Ultrafabrics® pvc-free faux leather.
Faux Suede Upholstery Fabric
Faux suede is a soft, non-woven fabric with a short nap. Our selection of lightweight Microsuede and luxurious Toray Ultrasuede® are great for all fashion and accessory designs, visual displays, and a wide range of upholstery projects. All faux suede fabrics have a supple texture and don't fray, making them easy to work with.
Linen Upholstery Fabric
Linen is a classic fabric that looks great in many décor styles. Heavier weight linen like our selection of Belgian linen and European linen can be used for upholstery and slipcovers. Linen is made from the flax plant and is both durable and breathable. It’s great for chairs, couches, ottomans, and headboards.
Outdoor & Patio Upholstery Fabric
Outdoor upholstery fabric is water, stain, mildew, and UV resistant, making it perfect for patios, porches, and other outdoor spaces. You’ll find prints in fun tropical, beach, and nautical themes, as well as classic stripes and solids. Popular brands include Sunbrella and Tommy Bahama. Outdoor vinyl and Phifertex vinyl coated polyester are also great for outdoor applications.
Upholstery Burlap Fabric
Natural burlap is conventionally used in the construction of upholstered furniture and is available in several weights. Sagless burlap is very tightly woven and is traditionally used for support when upholstering high-end furniture. While the rustic look of burlap is very popular, it is not recommended for sitting on because of its rough texture. However, it can be used decoratively on the exterior backs and sides of furniture.
Featherproof Ticking Fabric
Ticking is a strong, functional fabric traditionally used to cover pillows and mattresses filled with down and feathers because its tight weave does not allow feathers to poke through. Ticking is available in white, natural, or with a recognizable stripe pattern that is often used decoratively in country décor styles.
Deck & Dust Cover Fabric
Dust cloth is a lightweight fabric that is tacked or stapled to the underside of chairs and other furniture to cover the springs, webbing, or cushioning. Deck cover, also referred to as decking or platform cloth, is used in upholstery projects as a platform under the seat cushion. Since it won’t be seen when the cushions are added, it’s a less expensive option than using upholstery fabric on the deck.
Boat & Marine Upholstery Fabric
Marine vinyl by Nassimi and Spradling is perfect for upholstering boat seats and cushions because it’s very durable and stands up well to weather and sun. Marine-grade vinyl has UV protection to prevent the color from fading in sunlight. Antibacterial and antifungal additives make it mildew resistant.
Automotive Upholstery Fabric
Is your car interior looking a little shabby? We’ve got the headliner and carpet and trunk liner you need to refresh your vehicle. If you’re looking to reupholster your vintage automobile, faux leather vinyl is a great option that will last a long time. It is available in many textures and colors.
Flame Retardant Upholstery Fabric
Flame retardant upholstery fabric meets fire codes that are sometimes required for commercial spaces. We carry Guilford of Maine seating fabric and designer upholstery fabric by Pindler & Pindler that meet these standards.
Want to learn how to reupholster a dining chair or how to make a custom slipcover? You’ll find these original tutorials and many other décor how to’s at OFS™ Maker’s Mill. We have dozens of projects to choose from, all of which include a video as well as written instructions and photos of the process.
How to Reupholster Dining Chairs
Give your dining room chairs a fresh look by reupholstering the seat cushion. Many dining chairs have a cushion that can easily be detached, which makes reupholstering them a simpler project than you may have thought!
How to Make an Upholstered Spool Ottoman
Old spools like the one used in this project are fairly common at antique shops and tag sales. Find out how to give it new life by turning it into a rustic ottoman. Bonus: we show you how to make the top removable so it can double as a coffee table!
How to Reupholster an Office Chair
Giving your office chair a makeover is an easy way to bring personality to your work space. There are many different styles of office chairs, but the chair used here is pretty typical.
How to Make a Slipcover
Whether you’re covering ugly or stained upholstery or want to protect nice upholstery, making your own slipcovers is inexpensive and practical. The techniques used in this tutorial can be adapted to many other styles of chairs and couches.
Our OnlineFabricStore YouTube channel is a highly regarded source of information and instruction with over 250,000 subscribers and 40 million views. Our 200+ video library includes plenty of informative video tutorials on home décor projects like how to make box cushions for your chair or sofa and how to make a fun pouf ottoman.
Video: How to Make Box Cushions with a Zipper
Box cushions are commonly found on couches and armchairs, and are used in many other applications like window seats, benches, outdoor seating, and even dog beds. They are a simple upholstery project that you can easily customize.
Video: How to Make a Pouf Ottoman
Poufs are a trendy and functional décor item, but they can be pricey. By creating your own, you can save money and make it exactly how you want. You can use your pouf as an ottoman or foot rest, as extra seating, or as floor pillows.
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Upholstery Buyer's Guides
Need more information about upholstery fabric? Check out our upholstery fabric buyer’s guides. Here you’ll learn more about different décor fabrics and what they’re commonly used for.
Ticking is a strong, functional fabric traditionally used to cover pillows and mattresses because its tight weave does not allow feathers to poke through.
Read our buyer's guide on Ticking Fabric
Velvet Upholstery Fabric
Velvet upholstery fabric is durable and strong which makes it perfect for upholstering chairs, sofas, and benches. It is available in several different materials and styles.
Learn more about Velvet Upholstery Fabric
Upholstery denim is great for upholstery and slipcovers. It varies from medium weight to heavy weight and has a strong tear resistance.
View our Upholstery Denim Product Guide
Vinyl & Faux Leather
Vinyl fabric is great for upholstery and accessories such as bags and belts. It’s popular for covering seats, cushions, and boat interiors.
Read our Vinyl & Faux Leather Product Guide